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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 July 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... the nickname for this kind of motorboat (noisy engine), somewhat rarely heard these days. Once a very popular (economical) means of transport plying busily between the two sides of the Harbour. I can still remember that thrill to get onto one when I was a small boy!:-)

The Larger view:

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/28 second F/4.0 ISO 3200 23 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

Z from Shanghai, China

Absolutely beautiful shot..the spot light on the boat, and the reflections from the wrinkle of the water and from the boat side build up the touching heart nostalgic mood...Love it very much!

1 Jul 2011 5:13am

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Love the mood here, Hugo:) I really like how you framed this and how you caught the light...

1 Jul 2011 5:15am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A superb and lovely evening shot. Love the light from the left and shining in the boat. The mood is so romantic and dramatic....and the finish looks almost like a painting. :-)

1 Jul 2011 5:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous treatment of light, Hugo. A great photo!

1 Jul 2011 6:19am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Seem to be a very dark place, you need to push the ISO to 3200! Well balanced lighting you got. Can see all the details. Happy weekend Hugo.

1 Jul 2011 6:27am

@Dexter Chee: It's really dark despite the bright highlights... glad this iso3200 shot turned out fine!:-) Happy weekend to you Dexter!

k@ from Paris, France

I'm stunned, particularly on the larger size pic, by the rich glittering colors of the water, it's fairy-tale light slowly leading the eyes off screen beyond a magical horizon. And the whole image is so full of beautiful hues, really fabulous mood. With your words, one can instanteously hear the image as well, and even smell the engine & gas (or whatever). Love that tale of yours, Hugo ! Enjoy your end of week as night falls for you like in this beautifully lighted photograph.

1 Jul 2011 7:02am

k@ from Paris, France

(well, i might be too early about night at your door right now when it must be afternoon, not enough awaken myself but anyway, end of week is closer each minute that passes :)

1 Jul 2011 7:03am

@k@: Well, it's already midnight when I have the chance to read the wonderful words of yours!:-) Thanks alot k@... wishing you a lovely weekend in advance!:-)

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

a very beautiful mood, glad you mentioned that the boat´s motor is rather loud! if not i had been trickstered by the overall silent & peaceful impression of that picture... ;)

1 Jul 2011 7:39am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful night shot, nice lights in the dark !

1 Jul 2011 7:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the atmosphere you bring with your night images, you often know exactly which parts need to be bathed and washed with light. This is terrific.

1 Jul 2011 9:07am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Another great night shot, Hugo.

1 Jul 2011 9:57am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Good composition and good reflexes! a hug

1 Jul 2011 10:39am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Nice shot Hugo!

1 Jul 2011 12:43pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow! The highlights, specially the one in the boat contrast with the subdue light of the rest of the image and produce a superb atmosphere. Stunning!

1 Jul 2011 3:03pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent evening capture!

1 Jul 2011 6:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An exquisite image, Hugo. I really enjoy your handling of the lighting. Such a cool form of transportation.

1 Jul 2011 10:42pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Hugo I am amazed at you night photography. Perfect tone and contrast, the reflection on the water is beautiful!

2 Jul 2011 2:37am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A mood of great suspense and mystery in the dimly beautiful light...the detail and colors are so subtly captured...lovely capture yet again my friend Hugo!!

3 Jul 2011 8:16am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful night photography. Excellent tones. Great mood.

3 Jul 2011 11:13pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Coming to your blog is like walking into a gourmet restaurant. You always know there will be special treats. The light in this image is just fantastic! The colors over the water so perfect. What a great atmosphere.

4 Jul 2011 4:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Just by reading that name I can imagine hearing it and the tones in your shot blend so well with the sweet illusion.

4 Jul 2011 8:58am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Delightful to see and I feel that I could reach out and touch the boat, most realistic image Hugo.

5 Jul 2011 10:35pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great capture of the light and night atmosphere.

6 Jul 2011 1:22pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Hello my friend...putt putt...walla walla. best...jf

6 Jul 2011 3:07pm

k@ from Paris, France

I can look at this each day with the same glow echoing in my eye... Love your colors in that light & hope you are fine*

7 Jul 2011 5:48am

Eleanor from United Kingdom

I'm a long-time follower of your blog, Hugo. Your photos are always so atmospheric and beautiful. I hope you don't mind, but I've added a link to your page from my blog - where I write about my quest to learn Cantonese and knitting.
Hope I can share your wonderful photos with more people!

7 Jul 2011 3:56pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is just stunning -- the little splashes of light. Wow.

18 Jul 2011 12:29pm

1/28 second
ISO 3200
23 mm